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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by johan65 » Jan 29th 19 8:11 am

johan65 wrote: Hi, i'm new here. Need help identifying this pot, ex: artist, year made, etc. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by johan65 » Jan 29th 19 8:13 am

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johan65 wrote: Hi, i'm new here. Need help identifying this pot, ex: artist, year made, etc. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by MasterSplinter » Aug 8th 19 10:37 pm

@LadyFortuna
Hi there,
I would highly recommend going to the Chinese tea shop in Chinatown Vancouver. Daniel has lovely, quality Yixing and a wealth of knowledge. He is an excellent resource to help on the journey of tea and Teapots
LadyFortuna wrote: Hello everyone, I am new here from Vancouver, Canada. As recommended by some folks here I did some reading prior to purchasing. Read (more like skimmed :P ) the Stonewares of Yixing by K. S. Lo. I think I still paid a hefty sum since I recently got this at an auction in N.Y. but I do love the design of this enamel yixing pot. This is my third yixing pot.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by FBee » Aug 10th 19 1:46 am

Looks like it’s made to look old, weird clay too. I wouldn’t use it.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Jens » Sep 7th 19 9:25 am

I'd like to show you my first Yixing pot I ever bought!
Got it from a shop in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, from a friends friend.
I don't know much about Yixing pots in general and about my specific pot, apart from that I like it very much and it's a real beautiful gem to me.
But I would be happy, to learn more about it, maybe you can provide some information, you can read in the pictures.....
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Infos I can provide:
- Clay type: I've been told it's a subcategorie of HongNi, I can't remember any more.
Low/Med/High fired - no idea!
- Size of pot in ml or oz.: 140 ml to the rim
- What year/decade the pot was made: ?? He told me, he bought it two years ago...
- If the pot is thin-walled, medium, or thick-walled: Sorry, I can't compare.
- How long is the pour: 11-12 sec.
- Where you acquired the pot: Teashop in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan
- What type of tea you make with it: So far Sheng Puerh, but I want to try it with other teas as well.
- What qualities the pot has on tea. i.e. Why do you like to brew a certain tea in it, and what does it do for that tea: Enhances the complexity, especially in the lower notes. Enhances the sweetness in the later infusions.

I'd be happy if you can add more information! Can you read the chop?
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Jens » Sep 13th 19 11:20 am

More pictures!
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by LadyFortuna » Oct 6th 19 5:21 am

MasterSplinter wrote: @LadyFortuna
Hi there,
I would highly recommend going to the Chinese tea shop in Chinatown Vancouver. Daniel has lovely, quality Yixing and a wealth of knowledge. He is an excellent resource to help on the journey of tea and Teapots
LadyFortuna wrote: Hello everyone, I am new here from Vancouver, Canada. As recommended by some folks here I did some reading prior to purchasing. Read (more like skimmed :P ) the Stonewares of Yixing by K. S. Lo. I think I still paid a hefty sum since I recently got this at an auction in N.Y. but I do love the design of this enamel yixing pot. This is my third yixing pot.
@MasterSplinter

Yes, I’ve been at Daniel’s shop and that’s where I got my first two yixing for a deal! The enameled yixing he sells were slightly cheaper but the quality of the “paint” is a lot less. I just really like the unique design of this enamel. Saw some too better than the one I got on eBay but they were selling for a few hundred dollars more.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by LadyFortuna » Oct 6th 19 5:46 am

@MasterSplinter

Did get my 1st and 2nd yixing teapots from Daniel’s store at a good deal! He’s sold out of the enameled ones and the one I got from the auction house is around the same price but much better painting design. There were more detailed or higher quality paintings on EBay but a few hundred dollars more.

MasterSplinter wrote: @LadyFortuna
Hi there,
I would highly recommend going to the Chinese tea shop in Chinatown Vancouver. Daniel has lovely, quality Yixing and a wealth of knowledge. He is an excellent resource to help on the journey of tea and Teapots
LadyFortuna wrote: Hello everyone, I am new here from Vancouver, Canada. As recommended by some folks here I did some reading prior to purchasing. Read (more like skimmed :P ) the Stonewares of Yixing by K. S. Lo. I think I still paid a hefty sum since I recently got this at an auction in N.Y. but I do love the design of this enamel yixing pot. This is my third yixing pot.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by FBee » Oct 8th 19 4:04 am

LadyFortuna wrote: Finally, I learned how to attach more photos! :) Here you go.
Looking at more of these images, I tend to think it is authentic.

Clay looks like some Zisha of sorts, not Zini for sure, often seen on this kind of commoner tea pots. As you said, usually lower fired. Probably better for stronger flavoured teas like roasted or aged Oolongs, or Puerh. Green teas might suffer a lack of flavour. But - you never know with old pots, testing a lot is essential to find out what is a good match.

To be conservative, I think it is rather late Qing/early ROC than mid-end 19th century. Auction houses tend to be more liberal in their dating... if they know what they are doing at all, Western auction houses have a sometimes shocking lack of knowledge in terms of Chinese antiques.